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September 20, 2013 at 5:03 AM

Decibel Festival bigger but true to it roots


(Dave Matthews)

(Dave Matthews)

“I was essentially creating a music festival for myself,” explains Decibel Festival mastermind Sean Horton jokingly. “I didn’t like the fact that all this quality music was being produced and distributed all over the world, and there was no place for me to go experience it in a live context.”

Seattle’s annual citywide electronic-music event will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week as it packs 11 local venues with more than 130 artists and DJs from all over the world over the course of five days.

Headliners include recent breakouts and emerging talents — Russian-German electro-house producer Zedd, Chicago “EDM-trap” pioneers Flosstradamus, 16-year-old New Zealand electropop singer/songwriter sensation Lorde, deep house musician Nicolas Jaar (whom Horton says they have been trying to book for “close to five years now”).


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